What are the best Suspense novels of the century?

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    #1Hiding Places

    Hiding Places

    Hiding Places is a Contemporary, Suspense and Christian Fiction written by Erin Healy. It was published September 8, 2015 by Thomas Nelson publishing.


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    Rose Simmons
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book is worth reading, but it didn’t blow me away. Erin Healy has built up a reputation and I finally took the plunge. I had high hopes of being swept away by this well-written world, and though I did enjoy the story overall I was disappointed. I think I may have overhyped it in my own head, so I will give another one of her books a try."
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    #2And Then There Were None

    And Then There Were None

    Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? And Then There Were None is a 1945 film directed by René Clair adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery novel of the same name.



    Ronald Santos
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I really enjoy Agatha Christie as an author, and the book that this movie is based upon was great. This series does a good job of retelling the story. Definitely go pick up the book to fill in story gaps, though!"
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    #3False Memory

    False Memory
    Martie Rhodes suffers from autophobia - one of the rarest phobias. Her life changes into something dark when she is diagnosed. Her husband Dusty is curious about its cause but then he gets a frightening psychological disorder while helping out Martie.

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    Jordan Garrett
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book really is an unforgettable and almost chilling look into the human mind. Like all Koontz books, the writing is fantastic, the characters are strong, and the plot is thrilling and engaging. "
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    When Laura Shane was born, a lightning struck but a mysterious stranger appeared to save her life. Meanwhile, someone is watching her over and she will be saved again for the darkness always comes near her.


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    Robert Coleman
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Laura Shane is an interesting character and you really root for her throughout the book. This book had me on the edge ofmy seat until the very end."
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    Carrie is a horror novel by Stephen King that tells the story of Carrie White, a girl that's constantly bullied by her schoolmates. When she finally has a chance to be normal, an unforeseen cruel act will end in horrible disaster.


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    Virginia Chen
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I love Stephen King books and this was the first one I read of his. I couldn't help but buy another copy of it when my last one was damaged. I recommend it to everyone!"
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    Misery is a horror book written by Stephen King. It's the story of a famous novelist held hostage by his fan as he suffers a frightening case of writer's block which could end with him dead at the hands of his twisted fan.

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    Jacqueline Reed
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A good book that keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more."
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    #7Tell No One

    Tell No One

    Tell No One by Harlan Coben is a mystery, thriller novel published in 2001. This book follows the story of Dr. David Beck after he lost his wife and a haunting message he received that could possibly mean she is alive. 


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    Pamela Hawkins
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Interesting storyline albeit a little cliche."
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    #8Life Expectancy

    Life Expectancy

    Jimmy Tock's life was predicted the day he was born. His grandfather warns his father that five dark days await Jimmy on his 20th, 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th year. The story narrates these nightmares and if Jimmy Tock comes out alive.


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    #9Odd Thomas

    Odd Thomas

    Odd Thomas, a fictional young hero, thinks of himself as an ordinary short order cook. But he has supernatural abilities which make him understand the dead. Dean Koontz's thriller novel will uncover Odd's sixth sense.


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    Rishika Sarin
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "So this is a kind of weird story because it's unlike anything I've read before. The conceit is clever and the main character is fun, but I feel like it never does quite as much as it could have with the idea."
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    Chyna Shepard is at a friend's family house when Edgler Vess, a murderous sociopath, enters the house to kill everyone inside. Chyna survives but she learns that Vess intends to kill an innocent girl which Chyna tries to save but she will also put herself in danger.


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    Nicholas Beck
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Intensity is a truly suspenseful read. Anyone into suspense and crime or mental processes should read this one, as it entails a sociopath's rampage."
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    #11In the Dark

    In the Dark

    In the Dark is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel written by Mark Billingham. This book was originally published in 2008 by Harper. It follows the story of three different lives on the verge of death.


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    Vincent Berry
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "In the Dark is a top book if you want something that has to do with suspense. The story is very well written and it will keep you wanting to come back for more."
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    #12Paradise Valley (The Highway Quartet)

    Paradise Valley (The Highway Quartet)

    Paradise Valley is a mystery suspense thriller fiction and the fourth book in The Highway Quartet series written by C.J. Box. It is first published in 2017 by Minotaur Books. 


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    Juan Edwards
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The mystery suspense thriller fiction style of books has many novel that are wonderful, but one of the best is Paradise Valley (The Highway Quartet). This book is apart of a series that builds intrigue in the reader's mind and makes the reader want more. It is a wonder novel one of the best that has been written."
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    #13Every Dark Corner (Cincinnati)

    Every Dark Corner (Cincinnati)

    Every Dark Corner is the third book in the romantic suspense series Cincinnati written by Karen Rose which centers on FBI Special Agent Griffin Davenport who wants to find the missing children he knows are in danger.


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    Luz María Caballero
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Whoa this book is so awesome! It's literally like the best suspense novel I have ever read, and I mean ever ever. Everyone should get on this one, it's literally going to blow any suspense aficionado's mind!"
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    #14The Deep End

    The Deep End

    The Deep End is a mystery suspense thriller fiction novel written by Joy Fielding. It is first published in 1981 by Seal Books.


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    #15Don't Cry Now

    Don't Cry Now

    Don't Cry Now is a mystery and suspense thriller written by Joy Fielding. Originally published in 1995, it focuses on the Bonnie Wheeler whose wife was brutally murdered.


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    Sai Chavan
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This book is heartbreaking and suspenseful and you really feel for protagonist Bonnie Wheeler. You see how her life becomes completely shattered and how she is able to hold herself together and get through all the danger that comes her way. She has so much to go through, and you just want things to get better for her. This is my favorite Joy Fielding book."
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    #16Charley's Web: A Novel

    Charley's Web: A Novel

    Charley's Web is a mystery and suspense thriller written by Joy Fielding. Originally published in 2008, it focuses on the story of a Charley Webb, a journalist whose job may have put her own family in danger.


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    Alice Lawrence
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Great mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat. Excellent read."
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    #17Kiss Mommy Goodbye

    Kiss Mommy Goodbye

    Kiss Mommy Goodbye is a suspense novel written by Joy Fielding. Originally published in 1982, it focuses on the story of Donna and her relationship with Victor, a too-good-to-be-true find for someone like her.


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    Huang Shi
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a decent solution because the reviews are mixed. It is a suspense novel, but it doesn't seem to be the best suggestion."
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    #18Kill the Messenger

    Kill the Messenger

    Kill the Messenger is a mystery thriller suspense fiction novel written by Tami Hoag which tells the story of Jace Damon, a bike messenger. With over 500 pages, this book was published in 2006 by Bantam.


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    Michael Richardson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Kill the Messenger is a quick and good read. It is such an adrenaline rush. It has nonstop action and suspense."


Best What are the best Suspense novels of the century
1Hiding PlacesBooks 44 Paid
2And Then There Were NoneMovies 28 Paid
3False MemoryBooks 27 Paid
4LightningBooks 24 Paid
5CarrieBooks 18 Paid
6MiseryBooks 15 Paid
7Tell No OneBooks 11 Paid
8Life ExpectancyBooks 8 Paid
9Odd ThomasBooks 5 Paid
10IntensityBooks 1 Paid

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